The Parks and Wildlife Service's prescribed burning program protects lives, property and infrastructure from bushfires through a carefully planned regime of controlled burns.

The benefits of prescribed burning include lower fuel loads across larger areas of the State’s south-west helping the department to reduce the severity and size of bushfires.

It is difficult to provide accurate notice of where and when prescribed burns will take place since the decision to commence a planned burn involves consideration of many factors. The decision to carry out a prescribed burn is made on the day and is dependent on suitable weather conditions and fuel moisture.

Below are the burns being conducted today and those in progress. Smoke may be visible. Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads. Motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

If smoke affects you:

  • It is recommended people shut doors and windows, and turn off air-conditioners.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

For more information please visit Department of Health

Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads. Motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

 

No burns displaying?

Note: If there are no burns displayed by 9:30AM, please check back tomorrow.

Using the map 

  • Navigate the map using your mouse (or touch device);
  • Zoom-in to areas of interest (using mouse scroll, map + or - buttons, or Pinch on mobile devices);
  • map shading Select the shaded map areas to view burn details.
  • Please note: each shaded area map shading on the map reflects the size and shape of an approved prescription. This entire shaded area is not ignited on the same day. Multiple smaller areas within each prescription – called cells – are ignited over a period of weeks or even across seasons, in order to safely achieve the goals of the prescription.
  • Burns planned for lighting today

    New ignitions planned for today

    The weather will influence whether or not today's planned prescribed burns go ahead.

  • Active burns from previous lighting - Planned ignitions today

    Further ignitions planned for today - prescriptions that already have active fire within them as a result of previous ignitions

    The weather will influence whether or not today's planned further ignitions go ahead.

  • Active burns from previous lighting - NO planned ignitions today

    NO further ignitions planned for today - prescriptions that already have active fire within them as a result of previous ignitions

The weather will influence whether or not today's planned prescribed burns go ahead.